Exhaust Pipe

Bellmouth Vs Divorced Downpipe: Who Gains More Torque?

Bellmouth Vs Divorced Downpipe: Who Gains More Torque?

When it comes to turbocharged cars, the exhaust system plays a critical role in maximizing engine performance. Two popular types of exhaust systems are the bellmouth and the divorced design. Both designs have their pros and cons, and choosing the right one for your car depends on several factors, including the size of the turbocharger,…

Do Test Pipes Add Horsepower? (Should They Be Tuned?)

Do Test Pipes Add Horsepower? (Should They Be Tuned?)

Test pipes have almost nothing to dislike. In addition to the affordability, they are incredibly easy to install. However, one thing I was skeptical about was whether this pipe would increase a car’s horsepower. So I began using test pipes for a more thorough investigation. And guess what I discovered? The pipe indeed improves horsepower,…

Test Pipe Vs. Downpipe (Exploring the Major Differences)

Test Pipe Vs. Downpipe (Exploring the Major Differences)

Looking at the features of test pipes and downpipes, you would assume they are the same. One of my neighbors had similar thoughts and bought a downpipe without thinking twice about it. Now he regrets the decision as a test pipe would have served his purpose far better. Test pipes and downpipes differ primarily in…

Difference Between Resonated Vs Non-Resonated J-Pipe

Difference Between Resonated Vs Non-Resonated J-Pipe

If you want to make your awesome car louder and stronger, then modifying the exhaust system is the ideal way to do so. Resonated and non-resonated exhaust systems work differently. So, it is obvious that resonated and non-resonated j-pipes offer different performances as well. The key difference between resonated and non-resonated j-pipe lies in their…

Do Test Pipes Make Car Louder? (Benefits and Drawbacks)

Do Test Pipes Make Car Louder? (Benefits and Drawbacks)

If you’re a car enthusiast, you’ve probably wondered if test pipes make your car louder. While they don’t necessarily make your car sound better, they can make it louder. Test pipes remove the catalytic converter to make cars sound louder. As the cat is no longer present, the sound is less muffled, which results in…

Downpipe Vs Header (In-Depth Comparison)

Downpipe Vs Header (In-Depth Comparison)

Often, people believe that a downpipe and a header function the same way. In reality, these two components are very different in their nature and how they affect your vehicle. Headers and downpipes differ primarily in their function, sound production, maintenance, and, last but not least, performance. You should also keep in mind that a…

Exhaust Pipe Broke Off/Disconnected from Cats: How to Repair
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Exhaust Pipe Broke Off/Disconnected from Cats: How to Repair

As surprising as it sounds, I just witnessed my neighbor attempt to sell his car simply because the exhaust pipe broke off catalytic converters. I immediately approached him and assured him that it could be fixed. Even the repair is relatively inexpensive. If an exhaust pipe breaks off a catalytic converter, even an amateur can…

Are Downpipes Illegal or Not? (Do State Restrict Downpipe)

Are Downpipes Illegal or Not? (Do State Restrict Downpipe)

In a nutshell, downpipes are illegal in the US due to toxic gas emissions, loud noises, and unpleasant odors. Nevertheless, motorheads in many parts of the country continue to use downpipes to gain extra horsepower. They do not face penalties as some states have more tolerant laws on using such pipes. In this article, I…